: The Second Coming Of Christ

(The glorious return of Jesus)

Introduction
Biblical eschatology refers to the study of end times or the last days as described in the Bible. One significant aspect of biblical eschatology is the glorious return of Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches that Jesus will come back to earth in a triumphant and glorious manner.
According to the New Testament, Jesus himself spoke about his return. In Matthew 24:30, Jesus says, “Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” This verse portrays Jesus returning in a visible and majestic manner, with all people witnessing his arrival.

The Apostle Paul also writes about the glorious return of Jesus in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, stating, “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” This passage describes a resurrection of the dead in Christ and a gathering of believers to meet Jesus in the air.

The book of Revelation also provides vivid imagery of Jesus’ glorious return. Revelation 19:11-16 describes Jesus as a conquering king riding on a white horse, leading the armies of heaven. He is depicted as having a name written on his robe and thigh, “King of kings and Lord of lords.” This passage emphasizes the authority and power of Jesus as he returns to establish his kingdom on earth.

The glorious return of Jesus is seen as a time of judgment and reward. Jesus will judge the living and the dead, separating the righteous from the unrighteous. Those who have put their faith in Jesus will be rewarded with eternal life in his presence, while those who have rejected him will face eternal separation from God.

Overall, biblical eschatology teaches that the glorious return of Jesus will be a momentous event, marked by his visible and triumphant arrival. It is a time of judgment, reward, and the establishment of his eternal kingdom.

THE DEFEAT OF SATAN AND HIS FORCES
Biblical eschatology refers to the study of end times and the events that will occur in the future according to the Bible. One significant aspect of biblical eschatology is the defeat of Satan and his forces.

According to the Bible, Satan is portrayed as a powerful spiritual being who opposes God and seeks to deceive and destroy humanity. However, biblical eschatology teaches that Satan’s ultimate defeat is certain and will occur at the end of time.

The defeat of Satan and his forces is described in various passages throughout the Bible, including Revelation 20:7-10. In this passage, it is written that Satan will be released from his prison and will gather an army to wage war against God’s people. However, God will intervene and defeat Satan and his forces. Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire, which is a symbol of eternal punishment and separation from God.

Additionally, other passages such as Isaiah 14:12-15 and Ezekiel 28:12-19 provide insights into the fall of Satan and his rebellion against God. These passages describe Satan’s pride and his desire to exalt himself above God, resulting in his eventual downfall.

Furthermore, Jesus’ ministry on earth is also seen as a significant event in the defeat of Satan. In Matthew 12:28-29, Jesus states that he has come to bind the strong man (referring to Satan) and plunder his house. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus has ultimately defeated Satan and his power over humanity.

Overall, biblical eschatology teaches that Satan’s defeat is certain and will occur at the end of time. This victory is accomplished through God’s intervention and the work of Jesus Christ.

THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BELIEVERS
In biblical eschatology, the resurrection of the dead and the transformation of believers are significant events that are believed to occur at the end of time. These events are described in various passages throughout the Bible, particularly in the New Testament.

The resurrection of the dead refers to the belief that all people, both believers and non-believers, will be raised from the dead and given new bodies. This concept is mentioned in several passages, including 1 Corinthians 15:52-53, which states, “For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.”

According to biblical eschatology, believers will experience a transformation during the resurrection. Their mortal bodies will be changed into immortal, imperishable bodies, similar to the resurrected body of Jesus Christ. This transformation is described in Philippians 3:20-21, which says, “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”

The transformation of believers is seen as a fulfillment of God’s promise to redeem and restore all things. It is believed to be a glorious event where believers will be fully united with Christ and experience eternal life in his presence. This transformation is also associated with the final judgment, where believers will be rewarded for their faithfulness and receive their eternal inheritance.

Overall, the resurrection of the dead and the transformation of believers are central aspects of biblical eschatology. They represent the hope and assurance that believers have in the future resurrection and eternal life with God.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRIST’S MILLENNIAL REIGN ON EARTH.
Biblical eschatology refers to the study of end times and the events that will occur in the future according to the Bible. The establishment of Christ’s millennial reign on earth is a concept found in the book of Revelation, specifically in Revelation 20:1-6.

According to this passage, after a period of tribulation and the defeat of Satan, Jesus Christ will return to earth and establish His millennial reign. The term “millennium” refers to a thousand-year period, during which Christ will rule over the earth.

During this time, Satan will be bound and unable to deceive the nations. The righteous believers who have died will be resurrected, and they will reign with Christ for a thousand years. This period is often referred to as the “Millennium Kingdom” or the “Millennial Reign of Christ.”

The Bible does not provide a lot of specific details about what this reign will look like, but it does mention some aspects. It suggests that there will be peace, justice, and righteousness during this time. The earth will be restored, and there will be harmony among all creation.

At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released for a short time to deceive the nations once again. However, he will be ultimately defeated, and there will be a final judgment where all the dead will be raised and judged according to their deeds.

After the final judgment, the new heaven and new earth will be created, and God’s eternal kingdom will be established. This is described in Revelation 21-22.

It is important to note that interpretations of eschatology, including the concept of Christ’s millennial reign, can vary among different Christian denominations and theologians.

ESCATOLOGY TEACHING

Topic : The Rapture


The Rapture means the catching up of the believers

Different views on the timing of the rapture.
There are various views on the timing of the rapture within Christian theology. Here are some of the different perspectives:

Pre-Tribulation Rapture: This view holds that the rapture will occur before the seven-year period of tribulation described in the book of Revelation. Proponents of this view believe that believers will be taken up to meet Jesus in the air, escaping the hardships and trials of the tribulation.

Mid-Tribulation Rapture: According to this view, the rapture will take place in the middle of the seven-year tribulation period. Advocates of this perspective believe that believers will be caught up to meet Jesus in the air at this point, just before the most severe judgments of the tribulation occur.

: This view suggests that CHURCH rapture will happen at the end of the tribulation period, just before Jesus returns to establish His kingdom on earth. Supporters of this perspective believe that believers will experience the entire WORLD will be raptured to meet Jesus as He descends to earth.

It’s important to note that these views are based on different interpretations of biblical passages, and there is ongoing debate among Christians regarding the timing of the rapture.

THE TRIBULATION


The purpose of the tribulation, according to Christian eschatology, is to serve as a period of intense suffering and turmoil before the second coming of Jesus Christ. It is believed to be a time of great tribulation and judgment upon the earth, where God’s wrath is poured out on those who have rejected Him.

The duration of the tribulation is a topic of debate among different Christian denominations and interpretations of biblical prophecy. Some believe it will last for a literal seven years, based on passages in the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation. Others interpret the seven-year period symbolically, representing a longer period of time.

The concept of the tribulation is primarily derived from the book of Revelation, particularly chapters 6-19, which describe various events and judgments that will occur during this time. These include the rise of the Antichrist, the sealing of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists, the pouring out of the seven seals, the sounding of the seven trumpets, and the pouring out of the seven bowls of God’s wrath.

The purpose of the tribulation is seen as a means for God to bring judgment upon the wicked, purify and refine His people, and ultimately establish His kingdom on earth. It is believed that during this time, many people will come to faith in Jesus Christ and be saved, while others will harden their hearts and reject Him.

Overall, the purpose and duration of the tribulation are important aspects of Christian eschatology, but there are varying interpretations and beliefs among different denominations and individuals.

THE ANTI CHRIST AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST.
In biblical eschatology, the Antich
rist is a figure who opposes Christ and his teachings. The concept of the Antichrist is mentioned in several books of the Bible, including Daniel, 1 John, and Revelation.

According to biblical prophecy, the Antichrist will rise to power in the end times and deceive many people with his charisma and false teachings. He will be a global leader who seeks to establish a one-world government and religion, ultimately leading humanity away from God.

The mark of the Antichrist, often referred to as the “mark of the beast,” is mentioned in the book of Revelation. It is described as a mark that people will be forced to receive on their right hand or forehead in order to participate in the economic system controlled by the Antichrist. Those who refuse to receive the mark will face severe persecution and will be unable to buy or sell.

The mark of the beast is seen as a symbol of allegiance to the Antichrist and his kingdom. It represents a rejection of God and a submission to the Antichrist’s authority. The exact nature of the mark is not specified in the Bible, leading to various interpretations and speculations throughout history.

Christians are warned against receiving the mark of the beast, as it signifies a rejection of their faith in God and allegiance to Christ. The consequences of receiving the mark are severe, as it signifies eternal separation from God.Overall, biblical eschatology teaches that the Antichrist will rise to power in the end times and deceive many people. The mark of the beast represents allegiance to the Antichrist and his kingdom, and Christians are warned against receiving it.

GOD’S PROTECTION AND PROVISION FOR HIS PEOPLE DURING THE TRIBULATION
During the tribulation, God promises to protect and provide for His people who remain faithful to Him. This period of intense suffering and persecution is described in the Bible as a time of great tribulation, where believers will face various trials and tribulations.

In Revelation 7:14, it says, “They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

This passage highlights God’s protection and provision for His people during the tribulation. They will be sheltered by His presence, and their needs for food, water, and protection will be met. God will be their shepherd, guiding and leading them to safety and sustenance.

Additionally, in Matthew 24:22, Jesus says, “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” This verse indicates that God will intervene and shorten the duration of the tribulation for the sake of His chosen people.

It is important to note that while God promises protection and provision, it does not mean that believers will be exempt from suffering or persecution during the tribulation. However, God’s presence and provision will sustain them through these difficult times.
Ultimately, God’s protection and provision during the tribulation demonstrate His faithfulness and love for His people. He will not abandon them but will be with them every step of the way, providing for their needs and ensuring their ultimate victory.

PASTORS AND THE ANOINTED MEN OF GOD AVOID THE FOLLOWING SO THAT YOU DON’T GET INTO TROUBLE

PASTORS AND THE ANOINTED MEN OF GOD AVOID THE FOLLOWING SO THAT YOU DON’T GET INTO TROUBLE

… But wisdom is profitable to direct.
Ecclesiastes 10:10

As a Pastor, you need to live your life and do your ministry with wisdom so that you can last long in ministry and avoid trouble from law enforcement agencies.

As a pastor, please don’t do the following:

  1. Don’t guarantee or surety loans for people.
  2. Don’t introduce businesses and investment schemes from the pulpit.
  3. Don’t collect pictures from people for prayers.
  4. Don’t sign bail bonds for people you are not sure of, especially new members or people whose family members you cannot trace or locate.
  5. Don’t wed a couple when their parents have not consented or dowry paid.
  6. Don’t hide anyone that law enforcement agencies have declared wanted, in your house or Church premises.
  7. Don’t matchmake people for marriage. If the marriage have issues, you will be blamed.
  8. Don’t try to make decisions for the members or control them. Teach the word and leave decision making for members. Except where your opinion is asked, don’t force your ideas on people. When your ideas or decisions backfire, you will be denigrated.
  9. Don’t allow sick people to sleep in Church or in your house. If you must admit them, let them sign some documents that extricate you from any form of issue, should anything happen to them.
  10. Don’t allow your members pass huge amount of money through your account You could be arrested as an accomplice for advanced fee fraud, money laundering, kidnapping or drug peddling.
  11. Don’t conduct a christening ceremony service of a child whose gestation history you don’t know. What if the baby was kidnapped? You could be arrested as an accomplice for kidnapping.

Once again, wisdom is profitable to direct

Let me add little:

  • Don’t bury a corpse that the family are not available with full medical report and death certificate. I have encountered situations where we were asked to exhumed a body four days after burial
  • Limit your direct involvement in politics, as a clergy you are supposed to be non partisan.
  • Don’t visit a family when the husband or either parents are not around, you may be tempted or implicated.
  • Don’t allow a woman that has quarrel with her husband to pass night or remain under your custody
  • Don’t take anyone to hospital without the family been aware or possibly present

A lot of men of God today, innocently in the name of clear conscience have fallen into these ministerial landmines and destroyed their ministry or sent into undeserving prison term.
God bless you as you adhere to the above pieces of advise.

WHAT GRACE IS!

So, what I do when I see things like this in the Bible is to adjust my categories in my head. I won’t say, “Oh, well that can’t be, because I’ve got this category in my head.” No, no, no. You fix the categories in your head.

If once I thought of grace only as a character trait or a disposition or an inclination in the nature of God, which moved him to treat sinners better than they deserve — if that was my only conception, once upon a time — now, having seen all the texts, I broaden my understanding of grace as the Bible uses the term. Now I say, “Well, it appears that the word grace in Paul’s use not only refers to God’s character trait or disposition or inclination to treat people better than we deserve, but the word grace also refers to the action or the power or the influence or the force of this disposition, which produces real, practical outcomes in people’s lives, like being sufficient for good deeds or enduring the thorn in the flesh or working harder than everybody else, which Paul says about his own apostolic work.”

Now, that does not mean you have to give up that simple definition of undeserved favor. That’s true. That’s a good definition. It just means that the word also embraces the encouraging truth — at least I love the truth; that’s why these verses are so precious to me — that this favor overflows in powerful, practical helpfulness from God in your daily life where you most need it. That help is also called grace because it’s free and it’s undeserved.

Draw Near with Confidence

So, let me end with a precious verse that we all know and love and maybe have never thought about in this term of grace. Hebrews 4:16: “Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace.” That’s a throne with the quality and the character and the inclination to treat people better than they deserve. That’s the kind of throne we’re coming to. But then it says, “that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Or a more literal translation: “that we may find mercy and grace for a well-timed help.”

It is incredibly encouraging that God’s grace is both the inclination of the divine heart to treat us better than we deserve and is the extension of that inclination in practical help.

DECEIVED BY THE ANOINTING

Why Are You being Deceived By the Presence of the Anointing While the Character and Integrity are missing? Why do you think the Anointing Would cover up all those Character flaws? Why do you think your sonorous Voice and Gifted skills of Praises and Worships is all the Lord needs above your Personal Intimacy?

You are a gifted Actor, Who have blessed multitudes of Souls and heal many lives, But you are an Unrepentant lustful Child of God, Who Wins Souls for the Lord And Whose Soul is Sliding to Hell.

Why are you being Deceived By the Anointing of God you carry,

You Preach with all Conviction!

You Teach with all Persuasion!

You Sing with All Inspirations!

You Act with All Unctions!

And yet the Integrity is Lacking!

Your Lustfulness has injured many.

Your Covetousness have wounded a lot.

Your Pride had baffled multitudes.

Your Arrogance has astonished countless.

Yet, once you Mount the Stage and hold the Microphone, The Anointing descends like a shower! And the Congregation are soaked in the Power of His Presence!

Ah!ah!

I am seriously scared of this type of Anointing! I don’t want it! Anointing that Deceives the Carrier of it!

I don’t want it! Oh God! Don’t Anoint my Message If my Ways are not Right in Your Presence.

Don’t Show Up if I have missed it!

Why should I be Deceived to think that all is well When all are Wrong?

Why should I believe you are happy with me When You have long left me alone!

This Anointing of Samson! I don’t want this Anointing!

Anointing that would still be Working till Delilah shaved off the Dreadlocks of Power?

No warning Signal? Or the Signal wasn’t loud enough? Or it was Samson that never paid Attention?

No! I don’t want it! Did you noticed that,
Samson was still powerful and Anointed even after….

After Samson had had a One Night Stand with the Harlot of Gaza, He still had the Power to uproot the bars and posts and iron gates of the City of Gaza! He carried them all On his shoulder up to a journey of more than ten kilometres and carried them up to the mountain to dump them there. Anointing that Works after rising from the Harlot’s bed!

Why must Someone Trek A Thousand Miles, Before knowing he is on the Wrong path And turning back to start all over?

Beat me Now, if I am wrong!

Flog me Now, if I miss it.

Deal with me.!

Correct me.!

Prune me.!

BUT DON’T LEAVE ME!

STOP THE ANOINTING, WHEN I MISS IT!

Don’t let it be like Pressing Iron, that is still Hot After the Power is removed from Socket!

So, my Brother! So, my Sister! That you Carry incredible Anointing to fulfill your Ministry of Teaching, Acting and Singing, Does not Give you the License not To live RIGHT !

DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY THE ANOINTING.

You could carry the Anointing And still Miss it in the End! IF YOU DO NOT LIVE RIGHT!

May the Lord God of Heaven grant us Sense with His Anointing!